By Faezah Mohamad Dun
MONDAY, 10 AUGUST – The Kadazandusun Chair and Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in collaboration with the Summer Institute of Linguistic (SIL) Malaysia organised a workshop named 'Ethnologue', to review the data on Sabah language.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, the workshop was timely as a documentation thereby becoming a reference material for the young generations in future.
“Language is a fundamental element in our tradition and culture, thus the continuity of our cultural heritage is very important to the community towards the future,” he said.
He said this in his speech which was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW), Professor Dato’ Mohd Hamdan Hj Adnan at the Main Meeting Room of PPIB.
The workshop which ends on Thursday was itself a history as UMS became the first university to be chosen to undertake such a study.
For the record, Ethnologue was initiated by SIL in 1951 by Richard S. Pittman to share the development of language around the world with researchers and language experts. - (fl)
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